The Drew Carey Show

Season 1 Episode 4

Nature Abhors a Vacuum

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 04, 1995 on ABC
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Drew fires Suzie, an incompetent employee, only to learn that she had been involved with Mr. Bell. Drew worries about Mr. Bell's reaction. Kate goes to Bell with the proposal that the store start a day spa to increase sales in the cosmetics department. Bell is very impressed with the idea, and wants to meet with Drew and Kate at the Warsaw to further discuss the proposal. However, Drew learns that Bell is really trying to make Kate his latest conquest. She insists that she can take care of herself, but needs some help from Drew when Bell begins hitting on her. After she leaves, a drunken Bell makes Drew stay at the bar and sing with him all night. He tries to force Drew to help him get a date with Kate. Drew re-hires Suzie so that Bell will leave Kate alone. He is unaware that Kate has already confronted Bell, who agreed to stop hitting on her and asked her to run the new spa. After Suzie's re-hiring, he gives her the job instead. Kate realizes that Drew was just trying to help her out, but is still mad. Meanwhile, Lewis and his girlfriend host a sci-fi party at Drew's house, with Oswald serving as DJ. The group trashes the house after the beer runs out.moreless

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  • Drew fires Suzie and quickly regrets the move.

    8.1
    At work, Drew calls Suzie in and fires her because of her poor attendance, poor work, etc. Mimi comes over and tells Drew that he just fired Mr. Bell's girlfriend, which surprises Drew. The exchanges with Drew and Suzie were pretty good. Mimi's sharades to explain what happened were hilarious. You kind of felt for Drew after he realized what happened.



    In his carpool home, Drew is asked by his co-workers about his firing of Suzie. Drew didn't actually know they were going out, but that's not what he tells them.



    At home, Drew is hanging up his laundry to dry, when Jules comes over to admire his shirts. Drew won't sell him any of them, so Jules leaves. Lewis, Oswald, and Lewis' girlfriend are in the backyard talking about Star Trek and similar shows. They all want to host a party at Drew's house. Drew goes in the house to put his clothes in the dryer. Kate asks him for some help pitching some ideas to Mr. Bell.



    At work, Drew is called by Mr. Bell and he wants to have a meeting with Kate at the Warsaw to talk a little bit about the ideas she has.



    At Drew's home, they are having their sci-fi party. Kate drops by to get with Drew so they can go to the Warsaw. Drew tells Kate that Mr. Bell doesn't want to talk about the day spa and her other ideas, he just wants to score.



    Drew and Kate drop by the Warsaw to talk to Mr. Bell, but the meeting goes pretty bad. It was obvious that Drew was right about Mr. Bell. He didn't have the day spa on his mind.



    Back home, Drew finds that his house is an absolute mess. They ran out of beer and everyone went crazy. Kate comes in and complains to Drew that it's his fault for she and Mr. Bell. If he didn't fire Suzie, he wouldn't be hitting on her.



    Back at the office, Drew is being punished by Mr. Bell by having him go through all of the personnel files, checking punctuation. Suzie comes in and Drew hires her, since this might get him off his back. Kate drops by with news that Mr. Bell listened to her ideas for the day spa, and she's going to run it. Mr. Bell calls Drew on the phone and he tells him that it was a good idea to re-hire Suzie, and announces she'll be running the day spa. This obviously upset Kate, but there wasn't much she could do to change Mr. Bell's mind. However, Kate gets back at Drew for re-hiring Suzie by telling Mr. Bell that Monday is Karaoke night at the Warsaw, Mr. Bell tells Drew to be there, and to keep that date open in the future.



    The show ends with everyone singing karaoke at the Warsaw.



    This certainly wasn't a favorite of mine, although the scene at the Warsaw with Drew, Kate, and Mr. Bell was funny. I found that the direct use of a camera for Mr. Bell was a little odd. The sci-fi party had a few funny moments as well as the after-party when Drew found large ears all over his house.moreless
Kevin Pollak

Kevin Pollak

Gerald Hawthorne Bell (Voice) (uncredited)

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Patrick Kerr

Patrick Kerr

Johnson

Guest Star

Karen Kilgariff

Karen Kilgariff

Pam

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Blake Clark

Blake Clark

Jules

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Angela Dohrmann

Angela Dohrmann

Suzie

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Jane Morris

Jane Morris

Nora O'Dougherty

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